The title says it all: these are very familiar words to the federal habeas petitioner attacking his or her state court conviction. Habeas is a maze of sorts with many dead ends invariably leading back to the jail cell that gave rise to the petition.
I'm not going to bore you with a long-winded discussion of how habeas works. But, when I was perusing the internet the other day, I stumbled across this boiler plate form from the Eastern District of New York--presumably to be "filled in" and filed as a memorandum and order to dismiss a habeas petitioner's case. It's not really surprising that something like this exists given that the pleading patterns in many habeas cases are similar. Indeed, it makes good sense to handle simple, routine cases with non-precedential, boiler plate opinions--whether made by macro or some fill-in-the-blanks form. And I know these types of forms are used in other contexts, too.
On the other hand, it kind of makes me doubt the system as a whole. There's enough judicial access for petitioners so as to warrant this method for efficiency reasons, but the fact that the judiciary is able to readily (and successfully) resort to boiler plate demonstrates how difficult recovery really is. So the floodgates for habeas are open just enough that they're burdening the federal judiciary, but not necessarily enough to ensure that everyone with a valid claim can recover.
What solution would I propose? I don't know that there is one and, moreover, I don't think we need one. The current system--albeit flawed in some respects--may just strike the appropriate balance between judicial efficiency concerns, and our continued reverence for liberty.